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It is generally accepted …

(1) It is generally accepted that the man seen alive in the evening was the same man found dead in the morning.

(2) It is generally accepted that the witness who came forward in 1959 to tell Detective O’Donohue he remembered seeing a man carrying a man along the foreshore on the evening prior to the body being found was inaccurate in regard to the date. (Professor Abbott)

(3) It is generally accepted that the box of Bryant and May Matches “later established to be with the body” (Feltus) was missed by PC Moss in his initial search. (Professor Abbott)

(4) It is generally accepted that Paul Lawson’s request to terminate his interview with Stuart Littlemore had nothing to do with what he overheard being discussed by the Detectives on June 8th, 1949.

(5) It is generally accepted that the ‘interview’ Paul Lawson had with Detective Brown on June 8th, 1949 had nothing to do with what he overheard being discussed by the Detectives on the same day.

(6) It is generally accepted that DS Leane’s lengthy delay in investigating the meaning of the words ‘Tamam Shud’ was because of his heavy workload.

(7) It is generally accepted that DS Leane’s delay in alerting the newspapers of the finding of the Tamam Shud slip was because of his heavy workload.

(8) It is generally accepted that the delay between Professor Cleland’s finding of the Tamam Shud slip and DS Leane’s taking possession was because of his heavy workload.

(9) It is generally accepted that Jessica Harkness’ memory of the circumstances relating to her relationship with Alf Boxall was accurate in regard to the dates.

(10) It is generally accepted that the man found dead on the morning of December 1st was able to take a cigarette out of his packet, put it into his mouth then put the packet back into his pocket before dying.

(11) It is generally accepted that the Somerton Man arrived in Adelaide by train on the morning of November 30th, 1948, despite not having a ticket stub in his possession.

(12) It is generally accepted that the Somerton Man didn’t lock his suitcase before lodging it at the Railway luggage office.

(13) It is generally accepted that Chemist Freeman’s memory of of finding the Rubaiyat in his car eight months prior to handing it in was accurate with regard to the date.

(14) It is generally accepted that persons unknown removed the body in order to change his striped trousers for a plain pair before transporting it back to the beach.

(15) It is generally accepted that the Police had no reason to ask Jessica Harkness for a statement despite witnessing her reaction to seeing the bust and subsequent refusal to answer any of their questions.

(16) It is generally accepted that a ship’s 3rd Mate would use home-made tools to mark cargo.

(17) It is generally accepted that the false names Jessica Harkness initially gave Detective Canney were due to her embarrassment of having an illegitimate child.

(18) It is generally accepted that Gordon Strapp’s deposition with regard to the type of trousers worn by the man seen alive on November 30th was inaccurate.

(19) It is generally accepted that Jessica Harkness wrote the inscription on Boxall’s Rubaiyat, despite that neither of them were asked if it was the case.

(20) It is generally accepted that Jessica Harkness was known as Jestyn despite that neither her, Alf Boxall or her daughter were asked if it was the case.

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